Owatonna Public Defenders Office 127 West Pearl Street Owatonna MN 55060 16.7 miles from 55985 507-455-5887
Rochester Public Defenders Office Ste 204, 400 S Broadway Rochester MN 55904 23.9 miles from 55985 507-285-7370
Red Wing Public Defenders Office 454 W 6th St Red Wing MN 55066 33.4 miles from 55985 651-267-4985
Hastings Public Defenders Office Ste 200, 919 Vermillion St Hastings MN 55033 40.1 miles from 55985 651-480-0122
A public defender is an attorney who represents people who cannot afford to hire legal representation. Public defenders also represent juveniles, people facing civil commitment, and others who need legal advocacy but cannot afford an attorney. Public defenders are appointed by the court.
Public defenders keep records on their cases, including trial records, investigation reports, and certain financial documents. Some of these records are available to the public.